Islands of the Canaries with Madeira

18th Oct 2021 15 nights Sails from Liverpool Borealis S2124
Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain-Las Teresitas beach Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain-Las Teresitas beach

Escape to the Canaries on Borealis and enjoy a restful and relaxing break, soaking up soothing warmth and views of beautiful island scenery throughout your time in this sun-kissed archipelago. Visits to four Canary Islands will provide plenty of highlights; you could choose to explore volcanic landscapes and pretty towns rich in local culture, or perhaps while away the hours relaxing in the sunshine on soft sand beaches. The dramatic volcanic sites and verdant forests of La Gomera await you, while on the UNESCO-listed Pretty Island’ of La Palma, you’ve time to discover the natural wonders of San Antonio Volcanic Park, such as the Teneguia Volcano, or even trail the ‘enchanted’ laurel forests. 

On Tenerife, if you’re feeling adventurous, you could journey into the island’s volcanic interior, scale Mount Teide and take in the views from Spain’s highest peak. Or to take it a little easier, head for the coast to indulge in a few more hours of sunbathing. Finally, Gran Canaria, an island haven renowned for its year-round warmth and idyllic beaches, makes for the perfect final stop in the Canaries. Make the most of the weather here amongst the rolling sand dunes of Maspalomas maybe, on an amble in the picturesque Agaete Valley, or wandering through the pretty towns of Puerto de Mogán and Santa Brígida. Not far from the Canaries, there’s also a visit to the floral Portuguese island of Madeira. From Funchal you could ride the cable car to discover the floral scenes of the fragrant Monte Palace Tropical Garden and watch as people ride toboggans down the capital’s hills, or take in lush-green scenery uncovered via the unique levada trails. 

Itinerary Change Notification – Please be advised that the itinerary of this cruise has changed from the original published itinerary. Due to Covid restrictions the itinerary has been changed from an Azores cruise to a Canaries cruise.

Your Itinerary

  • Relax amongst the Canaries’ sunshine and scenery 
  • Explore volcanic landscapes and culture-rich towns 
  • Take time to enjoy the soothing sunshine on soft sand beaches
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Borealis, like her sister ship Bolette, has capacity for less than 1,400 guests but is larger in overall size than the other vessels in the Fred. Olsen fleet. This means when you come on board for a memorable cruise holiday, to relax and enjoy a premium level of comfort – as well as our renowned personal service – in the elegant public areas, lounges, bars and dining venues, you have even more space in which to do so.

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